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    Inverted sentence structures

    How often are theses used in published narrative works? Have any of the famous writers used them ( ie Faulkner, Hemmingway, Steinbeck, Kerouac, Fitzgerald)

    are they considered to be good, bad or neutral writing

    should they be used or avoided?

    thanks for any advice on this.

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    Re: Inverted sentence structures

    Many writers use them. They don't indicate anything about whether it's good writing or not, though they may be more common in formal writing. Feel free to use them- native speakers do. (IMO)

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    Re: Inverted sentence structures

    Quote Originally Posted by Tone dog View Post
    How often are theses used in published narrative works? Have any of the famous writers used them ( ie Faulkner, Hemmingway, Steinbeck, Kerouac, Fitzgerald)

    are they considered to be good, bad or neutral writing

    should they be used or avoided?

    thanks for any advice on this.
    Some sentences must have an inverted structure. One example is a sentence that starts with a negative adverb.

    Never before have I seen such a beautiful dress.
    Rarely does a robin spend the winter in the North.

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    Re: Inverted sentence structures

    Quote Originally Posted by Tone dog View Post
    How often are these used in published narrative works? Have any of the famous writers used them (eg Faulkner, Hemingway, Steinbeck, Kerouac, Fitzgerald)?

    Are they considered to be good, bad or neutral writing?

    Should they be used or avoided?

    Thanks for any advice on this. Unnecessary. Just click the Like button when you get a useful answer.
    Welcome to the forums.

    Please note my amendments to your capitalisation and punctuation.

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